2016 Future Digital Award Winners Announced for Commerce & Fintech

2016 Future Digital Award Winners Announced for Commerce & Fintech
Hampshire, UK: 7th September, 2016: Companies at the forefront of new developments in several categories have been honoured in this year’s Juniper Research Future Digital Awards for Commerce & Fintech.
The award winners and runners-up in each category were as follows:

  • Digital Banking – Best System Solution
    • Winner – EdgeVerve Systems Finacle Omnichannel hub
    • Highly Commended – Bankable Bankable platform
  • Digital Banking – Best Consumer Offering
    • Winner – Fidor Fidor
    • Highly Commended – N26 N26
  • Digital Coupons – Best Platform/Technology
    • Winner – Giesecke & Devrient Convego
    • Highly Commended – Vodafone Vodafone Wallet
  • Money Transfer & Remittance – Best Solution, Mobile
    • Winner – Econet Wireless Zimbabwe & Mahindra Comviva EcoCash Diaspora powered by Mahindra Comviva’s mobiquity Money
    • Highly Commended – TransferWise TransferWise
  • Mobile Payments – Best Contactless Technology/Solution
    • Winner – Giesecke & Devrient Convego Pearl
    • Highly Commended – Gemalto Gemalto DCV
  • Mobile Payments – Best Consumer Offering
    • Winner – Apple Apple Pay
    • Highly Commended – Google Android Wallet
  • Ticketing – Best Solution
    • Winner – Bytemark Bytemark Mobile Apps & Merchant Back Office
    • Highly Commended – Gemalto Celego
  • Ticketing – Best Consumer Offering
    • Winner – Gemalto Celego
    • Highly Commended – moovel transit Rider App
  • Best Fintech Innovation
    • Winner – Chain Chain Open Standard
    • Highly Commended – Circle Circle Pay App
The Future Digital Awards are given to companies that Juniper believes have made significant progress within their sector during the previous year, and are now poised to make considerable market impact in the future.

Chain Wins Inaugural Award for Best Fintech Innovation

"We're very grateful to be recognized for our work on the Chain protocol," said Devon Gundry, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Chain. "Working closely with our industry partners, we set out to invent a new format for financial assets that would dramatically change the pace of innovation in banking, payments, and capital markets. The Chain protocol is the culmination of that collaboration. It is the product of years of research, design, and engineering that we believe will reshape financial services.”

ByteMark Takes Ticketing Solution Prize

“It is a great honour to receive Juniper’s award for Best Ticketing Solution,” said Micah Bergdale, CEO, Bytemark. “Being recognized in the overall Ticketing Solution category exemplifies the growing importance of mobile technology in passengers’ daily lives. This award validates how Bytemark is revolutionizing the transit ticketing experience for both passengers and transit operators.”

Mahindra Comviva Triumphs in Banking System Solution Category

"We are honoured to win this award,” said Srinivas Nidugondi, SVP Mobile Financial Solutions, Mahindra Comviva. “This recognition confirms Mahindra Comviva’s position as the leading innovators in the mobile money space and that Econet Wireless is the right partner for our continued growth in Africa.”

The awards were decided by a panel of expert judges based on a number of criteria including: product features and user benefits; innovation; commercial partnerships; commercial launches; certification & compliance; and, potential future business development.

Dr Windsor Holden, panel judge and Head of Forecasting & Consultancy at Juniper Research, said that: “Once again, the standard of entries across all categories was extremely high, with increasing competition in the digital commerce sector helping to fuel innovation and creativity.”

Juniper Research provides research and analytical services to the global hi-tech communications sector, delivering consultancy, analyst reports and industry commentary.

For further details on the Future Digital Awards, or on Juniper’s full range of research, please contact Sam Smith, Press Relations.
T: +44(0)1256 830001
E: sam.smith@juniperresearch.com

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